“It’s definitely not a full-time thing. It’s not like he’s coming in as a professor, but he’s very interested in some role. He has this rich history in transportation and we wanted to tap into that.”
— Lee Munnich, director of the Humphrey Institute’s State and Local Policy Program at the University of Minnesota, explaining how outgoing U.S. Rep. Jim Oberstar might work at the institute as a visiting scholar, lecturer or author when he’s out of office Jan. 3.
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Alex Friedrich reports on higher education issues for MPR News. Among the stories he has covered: the fall of the Berlin Wall, aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, collapse of the I-35W bridge in Minneapolis, 2003 Moscow suicide bombing and 2004 presidential elections in the Republic of Georgia. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Georgia and a master’s in European political economy from the London School of Economics.